Due to one of my loyal blog readers hitting me up saying that I have left them hanging lately because I haven't updated in a couple of days, here is a rundown of the latest.
I have gotten back on the track with some very heavy workouts from Brooks, which have included our 16 hurdle drill Monday, following that up with race modeling over 10 today. Training has been very fun and I think it has been ratcheted up for everyone. Imagine going to practice with Sanya, Kerron Clement, Lauryn Williams, Abdi, Doc etc. You have no choice but to go hard in the paint! Andy, the video guy has taped everything, so I have had the ability to break down each practice.
Training has been pretty funny too, the Chinese media has filmed every step I have taken at practice and has taken massive amounts of pictures. I have done interviews with all types of media outlets after practice.
Today I had a sit down with NBC Sports announcers Lewis Johnson and Ato Bolden for a piece I guess they will air during the Games.
We had a team meeting today, where we voted Lopez Lomong the team representative for the Flag Bearer at Opening Ceremonies. He shared his story from being one of the Lost Boys of Sudan to his days here in the States. It was very inspiring and I couldn't think of a better candidate for my vote, someone who embodied the Olympic spirit and the meaning of the American flag better than Lopez.
Now I am leaving back to Beijing on the 10th now, so I have a few more hard workout days before tapering off to get ready for the races.
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